4 Reasons to Eat Pastured Eggs


| 9/29/2016 11:13:00 AM


Tags: nutrition, healthy fats, eggs, Eleni Roumeliotou, Spain,

 

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The popularity of low-fat diets has put several nutritious foods in the black list. Eggs are a great example of a healing food that has been unfairly pushed away, mostly because of the fatty yolk. But eggs, and especially the yolk, have so much to offer, particularly if they come from hens that are raised in a natural environment, instead of being confined in cages. If eggs are banned from your household or you are a yolk-less omelet kind of person, the following egg facts could change your mind.

Cholesterol and Healthy Fats

The yolk is a rich source of cholesterol and omega 3 fats, which should be part of every healthy diet. There is plenty of research proving that omega 3s are super important for cardiovascular health and a strong immune system.

Also, cholesterol is a fundamental component of every cell of our body, so practically, we cannot exist without at least some cholesterol in our diet. If however, you are still concerned about cholesterol, the good news is that compared to supermarket eggs (coming from caged hens) pastured eggs contain 1/3 less cholesterol, while there can be up to 13 times more omega 3s, so we get the best of both worlds.

Choline for Optimal Brain Function

The egg yolk is rich in choline, a fatty substance and the building block of one of the most important brain neurotransmitters called acetylcholine. Getting extra choline is ultra important for memory, verbal and logical reasoning and the ability to concentrate. A serving of 100 grams of egg yolk contain 683mg of choline, which is the highest amount of choline you can get from any whole food, for the least amount of calories.




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